City and County of Swansea Council

The City and County of Swansea Council (Welsh: Cyngor Dinas a Sir Abertawe) is the governing body for one of the Principal Areas of Wales covering Swansea, Gower and the surrounding area. The council consists of 72 councillors representing 36 electoral wards.[3]

Swansea Council

Cyngor Abertawe
Founded1 April 1996
Preceded byWest Glamorgan County Council
Presiding Member
Cllr Des Thomas
since 25 May 2017
Lord Mayor
Cllr Mark Child
since 2020/21
Leader of the Council
Cllr Rob Stewart, Labour
since 9 September 2014
Deputy Leaders
Cllr David Hopkins
Cllr Andrea Lewis, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Chris Holley, Liberal Democrats
Chief Executive
Phil Roberts
Seats72 councillors[1][2]
Political groups
Administration (47)
  Labour (47)
Other parties (25)
  Conservative (9)
  Liberal Democrats (7)
  Independent (3)
  Independents @ Swansea (2)
  Uplands (2)
  Non-aligned (1)
  Vacant (1)
Length of term
5 years
First past the post
First election
4 May 1995
Last election
4 May 2017
Next election
5 May 2022
Meeting place
Guildhall, Swansea

Since 2012 the council has been controlled by the Labour Party.